Painting trees in a landscape can be a challenge. Getting the right shape, colours and type can give you a painting headache.
Not anymore. My simple and clear video demonstrations will have you painting trees with confidence.
I have created a portfolio for you to use as a basic guide to tree painting. I have chosen common trees, both deciduous and evergreen and some exotic varieties too. Even if you don'r have exactly the same trees in your part if the world, my selection can be easily adapted to suit what you do have. Following my videos will soon have you painting trees at different times of the year, singly or in groups.
I have deliberately kept the colour palette simple for your convenience, but of course use what you have and what you see around you.
Painting these, or any other little samples, is so beneficial for your painting skills as they are not intimidating. AND remember if you can get the shape and the colour right, then you should end up with a believable tree, so relax and just enjoy the process of the doing.
Why choose one of my courses?
Because, as a self taught artist I understand how a lot of people feel about their creative work, sometimes anxious, sometimes overwhelmed and often that it's not 'good enough'.
Well, I will hold your hand as you overcome these fears as I offer a friendly, relaxed and sensitive teaching style which will have you feeling as if you standing next to me looking over my shoulder.
Here's a bit about me.
I originally trained as a graphic artist, and then followed a different career path working in the national media, travel and public relations in both London and Paris.
After sometime I returned to my creative roots full time, so to speak, and became a full time artist, teacher and creative entrepreneur.
The artist bit means I have worked in a variety of media, but am currently splashing about with watercolours. I love the magic they make when the pigments play with the water. And if you let them do their own thing, it's even better.
I have also painted murals in a child's bedroom or around a swimming pool, covering everything from fairies to Tuscan views. Painted furniture with decorative effects and designs and given walls specialist paint effects and stencils. All fun stuff for the discerning home owner
The teaching bit involved me teaching a 'Decorative Paint Effects' section of an interior design certificate course at Kidderminster College, Worcestershire, UK. Here they studied paint effects for walls and furniture, designing and cutting stencils, Period design elements and produced sample boards.
Then continuing the theme of teaching I have also tutored on many private workshops in the above subjects plus decoupage, gilding and trompe l'oeil (trick the eye painting).
Now, installed in the south of France I continue with all of the above but adding on-line courses to my creative portfolio. Flexibility is the name of the game in today's world